Seminar Event Detail

Teaching Mathematics

Date:  Monday, April 18, 2016
Location:  3096 East Hall (5:15 PM to 6:30 PM)

Title:  Michigan Calculus: one instructor's approach within a coordinated course

Abstract:   I will discuss my approach to teaching Calculus 1 at University of Michigan. I describe how I set the tone in the first class, for the learning environment I wanted to create, by encouraging interaction and group discussion. I present some of the classroom activities I used and how I built my own assessment into the coordinated course. I describe my approach to accessibility and training in good study habits. Throughout the talk, I will comment on my thought processes in designing the instruction, and how my teaching philosophy influenced my methods. If you bring a laptop, you will be able to find the electronic handout at


Speaker:  David Smith
Institution:  Univ Michigan, Math

Event Organizer:   Gavin LaRose


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